THE RADIO BROADCAST THAT TERRIFIED AMERICA
Join us in The Studio Theatre as we recreate an infamous moment in radio history: The live US radio broadcast by the Orson Welles Company of H.G. Wells’s sci-fi classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS on Halloween Night, 30th October 1938.
It was reported at the time that the broadcast caused chaos as listeners across America believed that the radio dramatisation was in fact “live news” and that the reports of aliens attacking US cities were real.
For NTP’s recreation of this extraordinary live event, we will be assembling a cast to play Orson Welles’s actors reading Howard E. Koch’s original radio script. Our sound engineer will play in live sound effects and we invite you to join the studio audience as we bring you as close as possible to the reality of a live recording session, as alien machines threaten to take over the world.